[ vat-i-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈvæt ɪ kəˌnɪz əm /
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noun Usually Disparaging.
the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.
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How to use Vaticanism in a sentence
He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.
British Dictionary definitions for Vaticanism
/ (ˈvætɪkəˌnɪzəm) /
often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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